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5 Ways to Prepare For an Investor Pitch

Here’s how you can improve your chances raising seed funds from venture capitalists

Here’s how you can improve your chances for an investor pitch by raising seed funds…

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How to Score a Meeting With Top Investors

Here are 5 steps you can take to land that all important meeting to raise capital for your business

Here are seven steps you can take to land that all important meeting with investors…

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New Reality TV Pitch Competition For Entrepreneurs

FOX network's Shark Tank-esque show lets entrepreneurs compete for the chance to win $10,000

Produced by Inez Kelley of Kelley Media Marketing, Final Pitch, with its Shark Tank-esque…

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Angel Investors Forum Kicks Off In Washington, DC

Program helps companies raise angel and venture capital effectively and efficiently

Program helps companies raise angel and venture capital effectively and efficiently.

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Crowdfunding Spotlight: Black Woman-Owned Wine Company Launches Campaign

Gwen Hurt hopes to raise $50,000 for expansion in US and Asia

Winemaker Gwen Hurt hopes to raise $50,000, for expansion in US and Asia, by launching…

By Carolyn M. Brown

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Small Black Businesses Easy Prey for Predatory Lenders

Financial institutions get support from Sam’s Club to educate and protect minority and women owned business owners in low-income areas

Financial institutions get support from Sam’s Club to educate and protect minority and women owned…

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[WATCH] Flat Out Heels Wins $25,000 Pitch Competition at PowerMoves.NOLA

Dawn Dickson and her alternative to high heels beat out three other minority entrepreneurs at the Big Break Power Pitch

CEO of Flat Out Heels, Dawn Dickerson, wins 25,000 at entrepreneur PowerMoves pitch competition in…

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Black Banks Shut Out of New Federal Tax Credit Program

Out of $3.5 billion awarded, not a single dollar went to minority institutions

Minority-owned banks are claiming the government has shut them out tax credits intended to spur…

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Auto Startup Unveils $16 Million Successful Equity Crowdfunding Campaign

Move comes after SEC approval of long-awaited alternatives for capital raising

Equity crowdfunding made possible after SEC approval of long-awaited alternatives for capital raising in the…

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3 Common Debt Relief Options For Entrepreneurs

You may feel trapped, but there are ways out

Too much debt can lead to serious financial trouble, especially if business owners are using…

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Intel Pledges $125M to Women and Minority Startups

Tech-giant hopes to diversify its portfolio

Intel Capital said it would allocate $125 million over the next few years to bring…

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Morehouse College To Increase Pool of Minority Angel Investors

HBCU offers certification program in investing in startups and early stage firms

Historically Black College offers first ever certification program in investing in startups and early stage…

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SBA Putting $1 Million Towards Post-Riot Baltimore Business Recovery

Agency to provide rebuilding assistance including low-interest disaster loans

SBA to commit $1 million in low-interest disaster loans to help Baltimore businesses rebuild during…

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College Students Launch New Venture Capital Fund

Johns Hopkins University backs Baltimore's growing student-based entrepreneurial community

Johns Hopkins University students have started a venture capital fund for other students. …

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Why The Post Office Wants To Be Your Banker

Community bankers criticize US Postal Service’s proposal to offer financial services

Community banks oppose Post Office’s proposal to expand the number of financial products it offers…

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10 Tips To Land A Small Business Bank Loan

Here how you can build a strong rapport with you banker, increasing your chances of getting financing

Here’s what you need to know to get a bank to grant you a small…

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Fundraising Success Story: How One Woman Raised $22,000 to Open Restaurant Doors

Brenda Beener of Seasoned Vegan used crowdfunding to launch a dream

The idea of tapping into your personal and professional networks for crowdfunding purposes, may seem…

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She Leads Africa Offering Up to $50,000 for Entrepreneurs

Organization hosting second business pitch competition

Founders of She Leads African announces 2nd business pitch competition. Finalists will be invited to…

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Wells Fargo Donates $25,000 To Black Female Social Entrepreneur

Bank supports local non-profits and small businesses through it initiatives

Wells Fargo support women- and minority-owned business through grants, loans, and resource centers.

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Sam’s Club Commits $13.6 Million To Help Women and Minority Business Owners

New program set to increase access to capital and better borrower education

Small Business Economic Mobility initiative aims to enable nonprofit Community Development Financial Institutions to make…

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